show that the 44,000-year-old artifacts are characteristic of the San hunter-gatherers. The descendants of San people live today in southern Africa, so the items can clearly be traced forward to modern culture, unlike other archaeological finds, rese
My first assumption was that the collapse of the copper trade was the end of it all in and around 1159 BC, but that is not realistic at all. The successors of this trade empire, or at least parts of it continued to operate at first as the Phoenicians
oprolites containing human DNA were definitely associated with layers of sediment ranging in age from 2,295 to 12,450 years ago - and were not contaminated by humans or animals at later dates. The researchers last year also found additional Western S
Archaeologists have uncovered a 1,600-year-old Mayan temple in the northern Guatemalan jungle, reports Ker Than of National Geographic.
A revolutionary discovery is rewriting the history of underwear: Some 600 years ago, women wore bras.
What needs to be understood though is that all the heat in the Gulf Stream stayed in the North Atlantic for a long time without penetrating the Arctic This is important because it explains the discovery from seabed sampling that current temperatures
Scientists have found that Native American populations - from Canada to the southern tip of Chile - arose from at least three migrations, with the majority descended entirely from a single group of First American migrants that crossed over through Be
A sapphire hard disk can last one million years and resolve a problem worrying archaeologists.
The metric system, as we know, revolves around a fixed relationship between volume and length, which is based on the cube and offers round, easily-summed numbers for calculations. How much liquid can go into a cube-shaped container? It's simple to m
. This episode occurred at or close to the time of major extinction of the North American megafauna, including mammoths and giant ground sloths; and the disappearance of the prehistoric and widely distributed Clovis culture.
Bar-Yosef thinks the shards are the remains of crude pots and bowls, probably about 20 centimetres across. "They were poorly fired and easily breakable," he says. Their outer surfaces carry scorch marks and small amounts of soot, so Bar-Yosef think
Modern technology may have resurrected the oldest sound recording in the world from an image in a German magazine from 1890. The recording is the muffled voice of the father of the gramophone, Emile Berliner he recites Friedrich Schiller's ballad ''D
Co-director of the excavation, Dr Duncan Sayer, from the University of Central Lancashire, said: "Animal burials are extremely rare, anyway.
Fragments of ancient pottery found in southern China turn out to date back 20,000 years, making them the world’s oldest known pottery — 2,000 to 3,000 years older than examples found in East Asia and elsewhere.
Independent Egyptologist for over 30 years and author of the new book "The Land of Osiris". He holds two Masters degrees and was a research scientist for the Rosicrucian Order in California. He is one of the Research Directors of the Association.
Archaeologists have unearthed the foundation of what appears to have been a massive, ancient structure, possibly a bridge leading to an artificial island, in what is now southeast Wales.
He said the rock art was made with charcoal, so radiocarbon datingcould be used to determine its age. Most rock art is made with mineral paint, so its age cannot be accurately measured.
A newly identified googly-eyed artifact may have been used by the ancient Egyptians to magically protect children and pregnant mothers from evil forces.
An epoch which is often regarded suitable for such an undertaking is the Eemian warm period, which began around 125,000 years ago following the Saalian ice age. For about 10,000 years, average temperatures on Earth in the Eemian were rather enhanced
"Maximum insect size does track oxygen surprisingly well as it goes up and down for about 200 million years," Clapham said. "Then right around the end of the Jurassic and beginning of the Cretaceous period, about 150 million years ago, all of a su
"With the mammoths, it was just a story of this almost continuous litany of challenges that they faced in terms of changing climate, huge changes in habitat and then the spread of humans and potentially human predation to new areas."
They discovered that the animals had almost exactly 21% more body mass than the minimum skeletal 'skin and bone' wrap volume, and applied this to a giant Brachiosaur skeleton in Berlin's Museum fur Naturkunde.
This is an astonishing piece of scholarship which covers a very wide variety of organisms involved in Precolumbian tranOceanic two-way exchanges. If anybody should have qualms about the publication coming out of Brigham Young University ["Mormons"]
We can envision that this eastern shift involved a change to more localized forms of economy — smaller communities supported by local rain-fed farming and dwindling streams
So once we get past the common geological error (done in aging faults all the time) of aging physical evidence against the age of the rock itself, we find that these artifacts do conform to the 42000BP through 13900BP window rather well.
it has been recognised that the Bronze Age of Europe was as old as the Old Kingdoms of Egypt and Mesopotamia, and in Eastern Europe the Bronze age was very old indeed. Crete may be regarded as an outlying edge of the very old cultures established in
Archaeologists have uncovered a tiny clay seal inscribed with the word “Bethlehem” in what is believed to be the earliest evidence for the existence of the ancient biblical city. “The first ancient artefact constituting tangible evidence of the ex
ne of the greatest archaeological riddles—and one of the grossest academic omissions—of our time is the untold story of the parallel ruins left by two seemingly unrelated ancient civilizations: the ancient Mayans on one side of the Pacific Ocean and
If we take these and all the foregoing facts into account, we begin to get a picture of a worldwide complex of linguistic relationships that transcend time and space. We can see Basque, an oddity among modern European languages, as the last relic of
National Geographic in the midst of an unexplored Mayan megacity--a cave with very particular glyphs on the walls. Those writings include a cyclical Mayan calendar that counts many thousands of years in the future.